TED Highlight: Elizabeth Diller

Posted on March 9, 2007 Under Design

Amazing Architect Elizabeth Diller had a fantastic presentation this afternoon. She spoke about two projects, one of which readers will be quite familiar with: The High Line, something I’ve written about a few times. What I didn’t know about was the number of different eco-systems that existed there naturally because of all the varying environments throughout the length of the line from things like tall buildings, shadows, sun, etc– She called it agri-tecture. Diller also took us through the Blur Building, an awesome building built for the Swiss Expo in 2002, it’s best described as an architecture of atmosphere. Water is pumped from the lake it’s set on, filtered and shot into the atmosphere around it as mist through 31,500 high-pressure mist nozzles. Inspiring!